What is ecchymosis?

Symptoms Pictures Causes Treatment When to see a doctor The term ecchymosis describes a flat, blue or purple patch measuring 1 centimeter (cm) or more in diameter. The name is often used interchangeably with purpura or bruising, though this is somewhat mistaken. Ecchymosis occurs when blood leaks from a broken capillary into surrounding tissue under […]

Study: Vitamin or mineral supplements are not beneficial for preventing or treating heart disease

Current research does not show enough evidence that vitamin or mineral supplements are beneficial for preventing or treating heart disease, with the exception of folic acid for reducing stroke risk, according to a review article published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Current recommendations to adopt healthy diets that are heavy in […]